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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bikers may be exempt from taxes for posthumous organ donation

Senator Vadim Tulpanov sent a letter to the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova and the head of the MAYOR Alexei speaker with the proposal to exempt motorcyclists from vehicle tax, if they agree to post-mortem transplantation of his organs. The representative of “Night wolves” has said that to donate their organs after death is a worthy thing to do.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

According to TASS, in the letter Skvortsova Ulyukayev and Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on rules and organization of parliamentary activity Vadim Tyulpanov offered to create a mechanism for in vivo expression of will or consent requested for donation”.

It considers appropriate to create categories of citizens who regularly put their lives at risk in a special separate category of taxpayers. In this regard, said the Senator, it would be possible to consider the option of granting tax privileges to drivers of motor two-wheelers or even to exempt them from taxes. In return motorcyclists must agree that in the event of their death their organs can be used for transplantation. The Senator believes that on the one hand would help prevent a number of tragic accidents involving motorcyclists”, and with another – to become a “stimulus for the development of blood donation in Russia”.

Tulip notes the need to change society’s attitude towards donation to save the lives and health of many Russians who need organ transplants.

The Senator also stressed that this initiative will work on the implementation of the proposed by the Ministry of health and a bill providing for the establishment of a donor registry.

Tulips mentioned in his letter that this practice is widespread in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia.

In turn, a member of the motorcycle club “Night wolves”, the coordinator of the may rally across Europe Akella, commenting on the site Life this initiative, said that the decision about post-mortem donation is a worthy thing to do. He added that tax incentives can be an incentive for motorcyclists agree to postmortem organ donation. After all, when people died, said the biker, it makes no difference be it a donor or not, and that he will get tax relief in life – a pleasant option. He added that he would have signed under this initiative.

The leader of “Night wolves” Alexander “Surgeon” Zaldostanov said that it would be important to know for whom he became a donor.

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